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6 Easy Organizing Hacks for Your Child’s Things

Parents, here’s the way out of the endless mess that your child makes everyday

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Photography: Rene Mejia and Jun Pinzon (Main Photos)

When kids make a mess at home, parents usually chalk it up to kids being kids, and ask their house help to pack away or have their parents pick up after them. But when your child gets used to this—being able to wreak havoc and not clean up after themselves—you’re teaching them that it’s alright to have all that “power” to play and leave their belongings anywhere.

Teaching responsibility and ownership—meaning, kids knowing how to take care of and value their things—is incredibly important, and can be started when the child is as young as two-years-old. How do you encourage this in your child, while keeping your home neat and tidy? Let this list help you:

1. Start decluttering.

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